In our society, fat is considered bad. It’s bad to be fat because fat means lazy, ugly and unhealthy. In other words, fat is a problem.
Or is it? Abigail Saguy challenges our demonization of fat, the “obesity epidemic”, and the American obsession with weight. Further, she exposes the serious consequences of seeing fat as a problem: not limited to bullying, weight-based discrimination, and medical misdiagnoses.
This controversial book will challenge the long-held, presupposed and previously undisputed belief that there’s something inherently wrong with being fat.
Are you ready for this?
Abigail Saguy is Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Sociology and Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Gender Studies. She is the author of What’s Wrong with Fat? (2013, Oxford University Press) and What is Sexual Harassment? From Capitol Hill to the Sorbonne (2003, University of California Press). Her teaching and research interests include gender, culture, the body, politics, law and public health.
What’s Wrong with Fat? is Abigail Saguy’s latest and very controversial book on our view of fat. She discusses the framing of fat as a public health crisis, the use of the term obesity, and other ways we can understand fatness.
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